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March 9, 2019
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Cellular clean-up crews linked to how body handles sugar

Connections between metabolism and cell stress control may inform study of diabetes, cancer How our bodies handle glucose—the simple sugar that provides energy from the food we eat—appears to be intertwined with how cells keep themselves functioning normally, according to … Continue reading

February 24, 2016
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Outsmarting Herpes: Researchers Use the Body’s Natural Defenses to Stop Outbreaks

Herpes is forever. When one of the sexually transmitted virus’ two strains enters the body through genital tissue, it travels to neurons near the spine that the body’s defenses have learned not to kill – even when infected – because … Continue reading

January 20, 2014
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Mystery Solved: How Nerve Impulse Generators Get Where They Need to Go

Study identifies essential molecule for transport of protein from neuron cell body to axon COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery of the central nervous system, showing how a key protein gets to the right spot to launch … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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IBM Research and Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Convert Recycled Plastics into Disease Fighting Nanofibers

Opens new applications for the nearly 5.5 billion pounds of PET bottles and jars available annually for recycling SAN JOSE, Calif – 09 Dec 2013: Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have made a nanomedicine breakthrough … Continue reading

August 9, 2013
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What Color is Your Night Light? It May Affect Your Mood

Study Finds Red Light Least Harmful, While Blue Light is Worst COLUMBUS, Ohio –– When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the light can make a … Continue reading

August 5, 2013
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Ecological forces structure your body’s personal mix of microbes

Environmental conditions have a much stronger influence on the mix of microbes living in various parts of your body than does competition between species. Instead of excluding each other, microbes that fiercely compete for similar resources are more likely to … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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A Neural Basis for Benefits of Meditation

Mindfulness meditation training in awareness of present moment experience, such as body and breath sensations, prevents depression and reduces distress in chronic pain. In a new paper, Brown University scientists propose a neurophysiological framework to explain these clinical benefits. PROVIDENCE, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013
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Researchers Coat Spinal Polymer Implants with Bioactive Film to Improve Bonding with Bone

Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rate of such implants – which are often used in spinal surgeries. The polymer used … Continue reading